(KMOV) – Police arrested a man they say robbed a woman at knife-point at a downtown St. Louis apartment building Monday evening.
According to police, a 34-year-old woman was in the elevator of the Syndicate Apartments in the 910 block of Olive around 5:45 p.m. when a 61-year-old man got in.
Police said the man took out a knife and the woman threw her purse and fled the scene.
She called police and officers located surveillance pictures of the suspect. They then recovered the knife in the lobby of the building and the victim’s purse in a nearby trash can.
Police said they later located the suspect and took him into custody. Authorities said officers searched his apartment and found the victim’s belongings inside.
Authorities said more information would be released once charges were filed.